Field Placement Options

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Field Placement Options

Field Placements  

Traditional field placement, or student teaching placement is typically a school district semester of hands-on final field work, under the supervision of a cooperating teacher, where students practice and apply all they have learned, including creating lesson plans, applying assessment tools, and gaining insights on administrative duties. 

The director determines what type of field placement(s) is required for the candidate based upon previous fieldwork, and departmental and DPI requirements.  Classroom placements are then sought working in tandem with candidates, university departments, relevant school administrators and human resource offices. 

Other Options


Internships are essentially paid teaching placements arranged by the respective school district with the approval of the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). 

Urban Student Teaching

In an effort to provide interested students with a diverse field experience, the College supports out-of-area placements in an urban setting. Participating urban districts are Racine, Kenosha, and Beloit.

Tribal Student Teaching 

Tribal student teaching is for students interested in teaching at a school located within the Oneida and Menominee Nations. 

International Student Teaching 

International student teaching is an exciting option for adventurous, qualified teacher candidates who will spend one half of their student teaching stateside.   

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Teacher in Residency

There are three TIR programs available that offer a true immersion experience using co-teaching with intense professional development. The Teacher in Residency (TIR) program with the Appleton Area School District is offered in the fall semester only. The Lomira TIR is offered for dual majors each semester. The Artscore TIR is an Arts integration program available to most majors offered in the fall and spring.

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